• Priestly Ordination in Koch Goma

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • East Africa Holds First Chapter.

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • We are Men with Hope to Bring

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • We are Men with Hope to Bring

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • We are Men with Hope to Bring

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • We are Men with Hope to Bring

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • We are Men with Hope to Bring

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • We are Men with Hope to Bring

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • We are Men with Hope to Bring

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • We are Men with Hope to Bring

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • We are Men with Hope to Bring

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • We are Men with Hope to Bring

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • We are Men with Hope to Bring

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • We are Men with Hope to Bring

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • We are Men with Hope to Bring

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

  • We are Men with Hope to Bring

    Called to make God known, loved, and served
    by bringing the hope of the Gospel to all the world.

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Education. Parishes. Mission. HCFM. Healing

The Congregation of Holy Cross (C.S.C) is a Roman Catholic International Religious Congregation composed of two distinct societies of religious Brothers and Priests “bound together in one indivisible brotherhood”. We were Founded in 1837 by Father Basil Moreau, anchored in our Charism as Educators in Faith and our Spirituality: Ave Crux, Spes Unica (Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope) in our ministries of parishes, schools, colleges/ Universities, Holy Cross family ministries, Health Centers and Formation Houses with preferential option to the poor. Educating the Mind and the Heart to give Hope.

Congregation of Holy Cross Province of East Africa

We are a family of Priests and Brothers

Our Charism

As Educators in the Faith

We teach the Minds and Hearts of all whom we minister to in our different ministries guided by Zeal: the burning desire to make God known, Loved and Served. This is the particular gift that the Holy Spirit gave the Congregation through our founderBlessed Basile Moreau, in order to build up the Church and to respond to the needs of the world. 

Mind

Seeking Understanding through the integration of faith and reason. they also seek to form the minds of young people in institutions and parish ministry preparing good citizens of the world and kingdom of God.

Heart

Walking side by side with those we minister to discern our personal vocation in service to the church and the world with the zeal to serve, build faith and give  hope.

Our Spirituality

Ave Crux, Spes Unica "Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope"

The spirituality of our Congregation is written in the spirit of Jesus Christ. That is the motto that Blessed Basil Moreau gave to the Congregation of Holy Cross. The words come from the ancient hymn Vexilla regis prodeunt written by Fortunatus and traditionally sung on Good Friday. They capture well the life and work of both the Congregation and Fr. Moreau. We are men with hope to bring precisely because we know the true power of Christ’s resurrection. We have witnessed how God can transfigure sin and death – what can seem to be most hopeless – into wellsprings of love and new life.

Digital Event

Global Rosary Prayer for Peace

Join us and our ministries in the Province of East Africa as we respond to our Superior General’s invitation to unite as a family and pray for world peace, an appeal of the Holy Father.

The event will commence at 6:00 p.m. Ugandan time (16th Feb 2024)

Popes Message for Vocation Sunday 21st April 2024

World Day Prayer for Vocations

Our Holy Father’s Message for this day 61st is Called to sow seeds of hope and to build peace

The Church encourages us to celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter which is known as Vocations Sunday or Good Shepherd Sunday and is marked as the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. It is a wonderful time for us to encourage young people to consider discerning what God might be calling them to do.

Holy Cross Province of East Africa

Priests and Brothers

The Congregation of Holy Cross, Province of East Africa Priests and Brothers is currently home of …

Finally Professed Members
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Temporary Professed Members
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Novices
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BLESSED BASIL MOREAU

150th Anniversary

On January 20, 2023, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Blessed Basil Moreau’s entry into eternal life. The founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Fr. Moreau was ordained a priest on August 12, 1821, at the age of 22 and was approaching fifty-two years as a priest at the time of his death.

SUPPORT OUR WORK

Help us Make a Difference

The generosity of our donors enables our priests and brothers to fulfill their mission of being men with hope to bring. We are responsible for providing for our young men in formation, supporting our ministries and attend to the needs of those we minister to. In our response to the preferential option to the poor.

MISSION CENTER

Bring Hope Across Borders

The Holy Cross Mission Center brings the hope of Christ to communities in need around the world. With a presence in 16 countries, they support the poor and vulnerable at our international missions through prayer, education, vocational training, health aid, and so much more. Here in the province of East Africa they have been present with us in most of our ministries.

OUR FORMATION PROGRAM

Vocations and Formation

“Candidates who come to the congregation deserve from us the cultivation of their maturity, faith, generosity, learning and ability to live in community. With them we assess their character and growth as Christians, and we both discern and assist them to discern whether they are disposed and able to move towards joining our congregation.” (C6.61)

New Provincial Superior Elect.

Rev. Fr. Peter Caxton Mayanja, C.S.C

On 9th January 2024, the Province of East Africa, Elected Fr. Peter Caxton Mayanja C.S.C as the 2nd Provincial. He Succeeds Fr. Cyprian Binaka, C.S.C who led the province of East Africa from January 8th, 2023, when the province was inaugurated. We pray for blessings and the gift of wisdom on to our new provincial.

News Publications

Our Mission is the Lord’s

“Our zeal is always guided by charity. Everything is done with strength and gentlenes. ”  – Blessed Basil Moreau

A New Chapter in Faith: First Vows of Eleven Holy Cross members from East Africa and Ghana

First Professions, Provincial News

On July 16th, 2024, a momentous event took place as eleven young men from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Ghana took a significant step in their spiritual journey by professing their...

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JP2JPC Receives Inaugural St. John Paul II Award

Justice and Peace, Universal Church

In a moment of great pride for our Congregation Fr. Leonard Olobo, C.S.C., a member of the Province of East Africa, accepted the inaugural St. John Paul II Award on...

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Commemorating St. Joseph’s Feast Day 2024

St. Joseph's Feast Day

Theme: ‘When You Shine, I Shine, We Shine’ This year’s celebration of the revered patron of our school, St. Joseph’s Hill S.S Kyembogo, revolved around the theme of embodying St....

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Spiritual Companions during Lent 2024

Lent

During the angelus of the first Sunday of Lent (which focused on the temptations of Jesus), Pope Francis reminded the church that Lent is also a moment of encountering the...

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The church is truly Universal. The family is at the heart of a strong Christian community.

Family Ministries

In a recent conversation on EWTN, Fr. Fred Jenga, C.S.C., underscored the vital connection between the strength of the Church and the well-being of families. Drawing inspiration from the legacy...

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Inauguration of a New Parish in Koch Goma, Uganda

Inauguration

On January 28, 2024, the Province of East Africa celebrated the inauguration of St. André Bessette Holy Cross Parish in Koch Goma. The Most Rev. John Baptist Odama, Archbishop of...

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Following Jesus, the Great One

Coming Events

“With eyes of faith consider the greatness of your mission and the wonderful amount of good which you can accomplish.” – Blessed Basil Moreau

Invitation to Priesthood Ordination

With praise and thanksgiving to God, the Congregation of Holy Cross, Province of East Africa and the families of Dn. Ahimbisibwe Herimence CSC, Dn. Ahuniriza Innocent CSC, Dn. Alinaitwe Douglas...

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